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schnorrer

A person who preys or overly depends upon another in a parasitic manner; a leech or sponge. From Yiddish. Sarah made a point of setting out on her own as soon as she finished high school, but her younger brother has been something of a perennial schnorrer. Every group of friends has at least one schnorrer. You know the type, the one who mooches drinks and food off everyone whenever you go out.

schnorrer

(ˈʃnorɚ)
n. a beggar; a person who sponges off of friends and relatives. (Yiddish.) Buy your own ciggies if you don’t like mine. Shnorrers can’t be choosers.
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Depicted as a schnorrer of not-too-moral character, he was accused of being paid to provide propaganda to missionaries in the East End.
At first, evidence pointed to the Ollie North/John Hull/Elliott Abrams gang of mercenaries, the exiled Cubans and Nicaraguan schnorrers on the C.
There was even a play by Israel Zangwill, Le roi des schnorrers ("The King of Beggars")one would like to know what the Monegasques made of that.
Oring, a non-Jew, deftly arranges his chapter headings as a mosaic of Freud's preferred Jewish humor: schnorrers, schadchens, Fahrenheit (travel with horses and iron horses), and kuck (occult).
After more than a century, theater historian Edna Nahshon has discovered the original manuscript, as well as that of another unpublished Zangwill play, The King of Schnorrers, and the original version of The Melting Pot.